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Intel Briefing – June 2013

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Alleged copper thief dies after being shocked in Anaheim.
An alleged attempted copper theft, which included two men cutting into live wiring at a hotel near Disneyland in Anaheim, resulted in one man dead and another with severe burns as well as an explosion and power outage for several other neighborhood business and hotels.

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New Dorkbot worm spreads via Facebook chat, steals data from infected PCs.
A new variant of the information-stealing Dorkbot malware was identified by Bitdefender spreading through Facebook’s chat function and through infected USB drives.

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Subsidiary of Indian drug maker agreesto pay record $500 million US penalty for impure drugs.
Ranbaxy USA Inc., a subsidiary of Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited, agreed to pay a record $500 million penalty fine for violations of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act after an investigation determined the generic drug company was selling adulterated drugs and lying to federal regulators. The company will resolve civil claims with all 50 States and the District of Columbia after pleading guilty to federal criminal charges.

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Arsenic levels in chicken raise health concerns.
According to a study by researchers at John Hopkins University, levels of inorganic arsenic found in samples of chicken may be responsible for a very slight increase in cancer risk to consumers over their lifetimes.

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